Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
"Stop should-ing on yourself."
REBT and Group Work
- Members gain ability to recognize and dispute irrational beliefs
- Begin to feel more in control of their emotions
- Directive and active
- Challenge, dispute, & replace negative self-talk
- Teach members the theory
- Point out members' shoulds, oughts, and musts
- Use the here and now (process)
Rational is Functional. Irrational is Dysfunctional.
A - Activating event
B - Belief system
C - Emotional Consequences of A and B
D - Disputing irrational thoughts and beliefs.
E - Cognitive and Emotional effects of revised beliefs
Undesirable feelings and consequences come from one's belief about the activating event, not the event itself.
Recognize irrational beliefs and bring attention to them.
Dispute irrational beliefs and create rational, functional beliefs.
Members learn REBT and use it on themselves and other members.